Following the offense’s best showing of 49ers Training Camp presented by HP, the unit backed it up with another positive performance.
In particular, undrafted wide receiver Chris Owusu continues to progress. The former Jim Harbaugh-coached wideout from Stanford has made several catches in practice after being the team’s leading wideout in the preseason opener.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee noted that Owusu got past starting cornerback Tarell Brown to catch a deep corner route from quarterback Josh Johnson. “Owusu made several nice catches during the team portion of practice, including two from Scott Tolzien,” Barrows added.
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Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com notes the offense remained sharp on Wednesday. Maiocco: “Quarterback Alex Smith and the first-team offense did not click as well as in Tuesday’s practice, but he still completed nearly 65-percent of his pass attempts during the 7-on-7 and team periods. Smith’s best play came when he found Vernon Davis on a deep route against safeties Trenton Robinson and McBath.”
Maiocco also offered his thoughts on Smith’s steady progress in camp. Maiocco: “The Alex Smith I’ve seen through 14 practices has been noticeably more accurate with his short, intermediate and deep passes. He also appears to be quicker with his decision-making. I’m not predicting a Pro Bowl season for Smith. But I am predicting the 49ers’ passing game will be more formidable than a year ago when the team ranked 31st in the league in third-down conversions and 29th in passing yards.”
Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News observed Delanie Walker making an appearance at practice. Inman: “Walker came out to watch the final few minutes of practice and showed no signs of a right-knee injury that he sustained in Sunday’s practice. After practice, Walker said he’s doing fine and he seemed in his usual high spirits.”
Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle profiled undrafted wide receiver Brian Tyms’ remarkable journey to the 49ers. Branch: “At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, (Tyms) possesses prototypical size for a pro wide receiver and eye-popping athleticism. At Florida A&M’s pro day, he had a 38.5-inch vertical jump, which would have ranked tied for fifth among wide receivers at the NFL combine. His time in the 20-yard shuttle (3.93 seconds) would have tied for second and his 40-yard-dash clocking (4.40) would have ranked third.”
49ers.com’s #Camp49 coverage included a practice report, a story on Gory Soltau’s reaction to being inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame, a story on Michael Crabtree’s sharpened focus, a blog on Greg Roman discussing individuals on the offense and a video on Crabtree’s rivalry with Carlos Rogers.
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